Dawnelle S. Mathis, Department Chair
The EMS program prepares you for a career in the pre-hospital health care field as an emergency medical care provider at the EMT, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic level. Career opportunities include providing patient care while working for an ambulance agency, fire service or hospital emergency room. Additional opportunities are in such areas as tactical EMS, critical care transport and ski patrol. If you graduate with an AAS degree you have additional opportunities in administration and management in the pre-hospital field.
This program teaches you the knowledge and skills needed for scene management, emergency patient care and transport. This includes scene safety, patient assessment and treatment, medication administration, documentation and patient transport. Upon successful completion of the program, you may take the National Registry exam and, upon passing the exam, you may apply for Colorado State Certification at your level of training.
To enroll in the EMT, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic programs, you must be at least 18 years of age, have all current immunizations and be able to meet the requirements of the PCC EMS Common Functional Abilities Standard. For enrollment into the EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic programs, you must have a current Colorado EMT certification, an EMT IV endorsement, successfully complete all prescreening examinations and prerequisites, and obtain department approval for enrollment into these programs.
The EMS Department is offering an EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Bridge course for those who are EMT-Intermediates. To qualify for this program you must be an EMT-I99, be eligible for state certification, and pass an EMT-I prescreening exam or be nationally registered as an EMT-I99. For more information on prerequisites and classes, please call the EMS Department.
Note: Clinical agencies used during the program require that you successfully complete a background check and a drug screen, immunization series and CPR training. Please check with a program advisor for any changes to admission requirements.